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Ripleys Museum (Blackpool)
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Ripleys Museum (Blackpool)
Advantages: Weird, Unusual & Unique exhibits. Lots of different things to look at.
Disadvantages: Can be got round quickly if you don't stop to take it all in. Re-visiting a question
Ripley's believe it or not! is a franchise of museum like galores that were founded by Robert LeRoy Ripley. The maint point of interest in these museums is that items are so strange and unusual that visitors might question the claims made in the details. There have even been TV, Radio & Book series of the same name.
Originally the concept was a panel in The New York Globe newspaper telling a story & asking the reader whether they believe it or not. It has developed from there into the worldwide phenomenon that it is today.
The one in Blackpool is located just north of the Pleasure Beach. The prices are Adult £8, Child or Senior £5, Student £7. Discounts are available from; http://www.ripleysblackpool.com/discounts.htm. The museum is open from 10.00 a.m. daily, although closing time depends on the season & on whether or not the illuminations are on.
I enjoyed this museum. I have been in twice & would recommend it. How much I would recommend it depends on how much you like museums. If you are happy to spend time in them & look at all the exhibits, reading the information as you go, you will be in here for a few hours & will get your money's worth. If you just tend to look at things briefly & don't spend long reading about the item you are looking at you could be in & out of here in 30 minutes.
There are lots of unusual items in here & some great things to look at. There is a life size model of the tallest recorded Human Being in the world & you can stand next to him & see how you compare. Another highlight is a genuine shrunken head. Not as gruesome as it sounds but I have no idea how they got it into the country being Human remains & all.
Considering there are lots of attractions in Blackpool I feel compelled to compare it to the other places trying to get you to part with your cash. For me, the Tower is a better attraction & will keep you entertained longer for not much more money. The Sea Life centre is similarly priced & if you are into animals will probably keep you occupied for more time. If you can bring yourself to leave the prom, Blackpool Zoo is also an excellent attraction. I have reviewed all three. Also, as with many museums, once you seen what it holds, would you want to go in again.
In all, as attractions on the prom go this is not bad at all. I would recommend paying it a visit, especially if you like the weird & the wonderfull. You should enjoy what's inside. Just take your time on the way round.
Summary: A good attraction & well worth a visit. There are better in Blackpool though.
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